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Old 13th December 2002, 03:55 PM   #11
Bas Horneman is offline Bas Horneman  Netherlands
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Thanks Joel,

I'm busy creating an order with mouser... so may be nice to get some wire..while I'm at it...

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Old 13th December 2002, 04:03 PM   #12
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Hi Joel...

The milspec, it's, it's, It's PVC!!!! Yukky..

Can't be any good then...get the teflon..you know the dielectric has a major effect on the sound! ;-)

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Old 13th December 2002, 04:06 PM   #13
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Hi Joel...

The milspec, it's, it's, It's PVC!!!! Yukky..

Can't be any good then...get the teflon..you know the dielectric has a major effect on the sound! ;-)
Have you tested air insulated coax? Air is dielectric. Why don't any audiophile talk about this type of cable?
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Old 13th December 2002, 04:08 PM   #14
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Peter, unfortunately none big enough to use in an audio amp!
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Old 13th December 2002, 04:10 PM   #15
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Why use any insulation?
Just support the wire on "standoffs". It works for the Power Grid, where losses of 0.001% are costly.
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Old 13th December 2002, 04:13 PM   #16
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Hi Joel...
The milspec, it's, it's, It's PVC!!!! Yukky...
Yeah, I see that Bas. But it's also 30 cents a foot, wheras the teflon at Angela and other places is 99 cents a foot. BIG difference... Is there a BIG performance diff? Just wondering.
I'll probably stick to my radio shack solid core anyway!
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Old 13th December 2002, 04:30 PM   #17
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there is a huge performance difference. PVC really sucks. don't use it anywhere except perhaps for AC power cords.

i am pretty sure you can get teflon wire cheap if you look in the right place. i got my surplus belden wire, 18 gauge stranded silver plate copper w/white teflon, for about 10 cents a foot or less. i don't remember where, maybe All Electronics.
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Old 13th December 2002, 04:33 PM   #18
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Apex Jr has a lot of teflon silver plated copper wire for reasonable prices:
http://www.apexjr.com/wire.html

$0.13 a foot for 18ga .... $12 for 100 ft

That is where I got most of my wire. It is all milspec.

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Old 13th December 2002, 04:37 PM   #19
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yeah, don't spend much more than 10 cents a foot for basic hookup wire. 30 cents for PVC is ridiculous. so is .99 for teflon.
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Old 13th December 2002, 04:46 PM   #20
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yeah, don't spend much more than 10 cents a foot for basic hookup wire. 30 cents for PVC is ridiculous. so is .99 for teflon.
I completely agree.
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